Art In The Highlands of Haliburton

Ξ March 12th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, Canada, cottage country, events, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario |

99When I was a kid spending my summers at Maple Lake, “going into town” meant climbing into the back on my grandparent’s Rambler, sandwiched in-between a gaggle of my cousins and taking what seemed like a long trip into Haliburton, which was very quaint back then, though in comparison to our surroundings on Maple Lake it was a culture shock–the good kind. Generally, we went to town not for fun but for provisions but if we behaved we could get the reward–a trip to Stedman’s.
I look back on those days with great fondness and an adult’s perspective.  That long trip into Haliburton? It’s 11 miles (though my grandpa was a cautious driver). 😉

In the decades since my childhood Haliburton has grown and thrived in a number of areas but especially in the area of the arts. In Haliburton resides the Haliburton School of the Arts and it has a  broad spectrum of offerings to fit almost any age or interest. Please read below to find out about the exciting goings on that are both ongoing and slated to begin.
(HALIBURTON, ON – March 6, 2009)

The perfect, affordable escape for families or individuals is right here in Ontario.  With hundreds of lakes surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking vistas, the Highlands of Haliburton are the ideal setting for an art school. The inspiring surroundings and courses within the schedule kindle a creative vigour that can be motivating and energizing or reflective and relaxing.
The program spans the calendar, the ages, the skill levels, and the seemingly unrestrained range of techniques and media.

“What a delight!  This is one of Ontario’s best kept secrets – fun, useful, and a wonderful way to learn.” ~ Jess Posgate, Iron Sculpture student
With an eclectic and extensive variety of courses offered at a range of skill levels, there’s something for everyone!

Experience the

  • Architecturally inspiring Campus
  • Creative energy
  • Gallery receptions
  • Instructor features
  • Art Talks
  • Self-guided walk about exhibitions
  • Student receptions and entertainment
  • Local galleries, shops and the Haliburton Sculpture Forest

Week-long adult courses are accepted as credits toward Fleming College’s Visual & Creative Arts Diploma. There are also courses that are part of the Expressive Arts Ontario Graduate Certificate from Fleming College.

Visit for the schedule of courses and workshops. With over 50 new courses and more than 20 new instructors blended with favourite returns, it’s an exciting program. Painting, guitar, glassblowing, pottery, jewellery, millinery, belly dancing, chainsaw carving, beading, improvisation, musical instrument construction, choral singing, floor cloths, writing, quilting, and so much more.

Retreat on your own or bring the family!

Accommodation assistance is available.

Registrations now being accepted for the 2009 schedule.

Media Contacts:

Shelley Schell
(705) 457-1680
Amy Brohm, County of Haliburton
(705) 286-1777


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